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My Body is Finally Catching On.
4/1/2014 7:08:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Normally I go right at it, over do my training, and then break myself. Not this time. I am not focusing on weight loss, and YES I am gaining....  Read more


Heading home...
4/1/2014 4:55:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As much as I have enjoyed the warm 80+ degree temps, low humidity, and great southwestern cuisine, I am ready to get home to be with DW and the puppie...  Read more


The universe loves April's Fools
4/1/2014 11:17:05 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I swear I no sooner hit the period on the last blog when I could feel the stars twirling and laughing in its meniachal laugh. I no sooner start...  Read more


Merry Christmas! Or is it Happy April Fish?
4/1/2014 8:15:18 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Or how about something more vintage-y and French? And fishy. Apparently fish were a 'thing' back in the day (an 18th and 19th century d...  Read more


I must choose WISELY because I have been choosing POORLY.
4/1/2014 8:01:47 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I was halfway through the box of wheat thins when I realized that something was wrong. I wasn’t unhappy or upset. This wasn’t emotional eating...  Read more


Whan that Aprille
4/1/2014 7:54:48 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I have to admit that in HS I hated reading the Canterbury Tales. I appreciated reading them in College and now in my old age I find that I'm glad t...  Read more


First International Race! London!
3/31/2014 8:23:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

RACE REPORT! 665 Richmond Half-Marathon - Richmond Borough of London England 312 This is a race report for a Half-Marathon I ran Sunday Ma...  Read more


First 5K of the year
3/31/2014 2:57:54 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Sunday was the Purple 5K in Billings. I have a whopper of a cold and laryngitis. But my feet still worked. I didn't PR but did better than I though...  Read more


My Biggest Loser Run Walk Half Marathon
3/31/2014 12:13:23 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Today the BL crew was in town to host a local run/walk. So I participated. Here's my race in pictures. I'm putting together my stats for a separate...  Read more


March update
3/30/2014 4:12:30 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Just a quick update. No, I haven't given up again (yet). :D I am swamped this time of year with end-of-semester work and also beginning-of-season farm...  Read more


Last 'long' run before the longer run
3/30/2014 2:50:51 PM,  14 COMMENTS

My last long run was yesterday at 5.26 miles. Done on the TM, because it's Ohio and there were sheets of rain, then sleet then snow. That's just how w...  Read more


Week 10 Marathon Training is Over!
3/30/2014 12:39:39 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am lacking sleep. Source - stress. Consequence: I am not performing well, I am tired and irritable... and I really feel like eating .. junk! (...  Read more


Very good trip to Arizona
3/29/2014 11:33:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

After this winter on the Delmarva peninsula, any reason to go to Arizona would make it a good trip, but as it turned out, this one was even better tha...  Read more


Buffalo Bayou
3/29/2014 11:26:45 AM,  5 COMMENTS

:45 run :30 walk seconds Ran 145:49 minutes 11.5 miles 1400 cal. Avg. HR: 116 Max HR: 131 Avg. Pace: 12:40 (12:40) Good run. Actually...  Read more


Powerful Short Autobiography
3/29/2014 9:32:07 AM,  18 COMMENTS

If you haven't read Portia Nelson's Autobiography in Five Short Chapters, I recommend you do so: I see...  Read more


Thoughts on the scale
3/28/2014 9:02:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I find that scale of mine has more ups and downs than an elevator (ba da bum). I go in cycles where I don’t feel like weighing in, to getting on the s...  Read more


spring in paris 2: the promenade plantée/coulée verte
3/28/2014 12:43:31 PM,  14 COMMENTS

just so the rest of you know spring is really coming … it's here in Paris. in fact, i passed bunches of dying daffodils but did not take pictures of...  Read more


NOT a Diet, Exercise, Healthy Living Blog
3/28/2014 10:41:19 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Hey there! I feel like it's been forever since I blogged. This one is for my lovely Sparkfriends who have been asking for updates on previous blogs...  Read more


Piriformis syndrome- who knew? And halfway to goal
3/28/2014 8:47:27 AM,  21 COMMENTS

So, the afternoon after the 8K my hip was a little stiff. But it was better by the time I got home so I ran a practice 5K and it started hurting again...  Read more


G-R-A-D-U-A-L spells “ME”
3/28/2014 8:14:28 AM,  25 COMMENTS

I admire those who go “cold turkey” – no sugar, no caffeine, no TV etc. I just was never very good at all or nothing. Still, I want to improve...  Read more


How many people did *not* run today?
3/28/2014 1:19:36 AM,  12 COMMENTS

That's what I have to ask myself when I run but am not satisfied with my efforts. Remember, Self, you did more today to achieve fitness than millions...  Read more


Morning Travels
3/27/2014 11:08:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

There could be a few titles for this one- "The weatherman LIED" "Suck it up Buttercup" "Flexed, Feed, and In Bed" I just came off of wor...  Read more


Trail Racing - What a Blast! (Pictures)
3/27/2014 12:52:47 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Wow! I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted a blog. I will have to put a catch-up blog out soon, but in the meantime, here is a race re...  Read more


“10 ways to keep your diet GMO free”
3/27/2014 7:44:01 AM,  13 COMMENTS

This article speaks for itself, although I was surprised by number 10.
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Breaking an old habit
3/26/2014 1:44:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Lets say that for the past two days you manage to break a habit and knocked it out of your path to the curb. Pretend that you are driving a police...  Read more


Short Blog
3/26/2014 12:03:53 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Not much in a blogging mood recently. Forgive me. I'm around and I'm reading blogs. I'm doing fine; eating healthy, running, and cross training. Feeli...  Read more


Marathon Maths! (How half does not = 1/2)
3/26/2014 12:31:53 AM,  10 COMMENTS

This morning I was looking at my training log and I realized that I am done week 9 - I fold my log in haft so it is almost like starting fresh... howe...  Read more


Carb-cycling/exercise program:exercise routines
3/25/2014 11:11:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My last blog introduced the carb cycling nutrition portion of Shaun Hadsall's program and I left the exercise portion for a later blog. This blog ser...  Read more


I think the planet has a virus
3/25/2014 7:47:59 AM,  19 COMMENTS

When I’m “coming down with something” my body’s thermostat is all mixed up,. I’m hot. I’m cold. Hot…cold until finally I’m really sick. After...  Read more


More snow?
3/24/2014 3:50:08 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Made a quick trip into St. Louis this past weekend (DH's mom had surgery and is dad cannot be left alone, so DH took his mom to the hospital and I sta...  Read more


Getting Rid of The Monkey - Weight Gain / no big deal !
3/24/2014 1:20:51 PM,  26 COMMENTS

I am not stressed or obsessed with the scale - I had a gain today of nine pounds but this is after a 120 pound loss prior ( for those that do not kn...  Read more


Carb cycling/exercise program:nutrition
3/23/2014 9:16:01 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Shaun Hadsall has a 14 day strategic weight-loss plan with carb-depletion diet & cardio days 1,3,5, 8,10,12; carb-included diet & body-weight or resis...  Read more


Easy, Cute, Tasty -- What More Could You Want?
3/23/2014 3:07:33 PM,  21 COMMENTS

We made these cute banana dolphins today and the kids loved them!!...  Read more


Seabrook Double Half Marathon
3/23/2014 2:53:15 PM,  14 COMMENTS

It has been brought to my attention that I never put together a blog about my double half marathons last weekend. I guess part of the reason is I feel...  Read more


Rĺskinnet is coming again!
3/23/2014 12:03:07 PM,  9 COMMENTS

We are finally starting to see some sun and good weather here in Norway and things are starting to really look up. I started running again in earnest...  Read more


Don’t be *that* runner (or walker)
3/23/2014 6:12:44 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Since I’ve been running a bit more lately, my list of ‘runner’ pet peeves has grown. Along with these 2 things: 1. Don’t stop right in front of m...  Read more


8K for only $20
3/23/2014 12:07:46 AM,  10 COMMENTS

This is my kind of deal: In lovely Rockville, Maryland, an 8K for only $20. Includes t-shirt and, at the finish, free beer and all the food you can ea...  Read more


Asheville HM Race Report - My first and most memorable
3/22/2014 9:32:26 PM,  19 COMMENTS

The Biltmore is a perfect backdrop for a race for a Marathon or Half Marathon since a visitor really gets to view the spectacular scenic, rollin...  Read more


My challenges and Roadblocks
3/22/2014 11:24:38 AM,  23 COMMENTS

I love this because it reminds me that even great people started out, or ended up at some point, in a place where everything seemed crazy and lo...  Read more


Dude, like this is the best water
3/22/2014 7:48:41 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Sometimes, I'm my own worst enemy. Drinking enough water falls into that category. The past few days I've shied away from the tap (a reverse osm...  Read more


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